Helle Frederiksen at the World Championships Series triathon in Madrid, 2010.
March 5, 1981 |
|Height||1.71 metres (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||53 kilograms (120 lb)|
Helle Frederiksen (born 5 March 1981 in Odense, Funen) is a professional Danish triathlete and member of the National Team since 2006. In the ITU European Rankings (Women Standings) of the year 2009 she is number 2, with the highest total number of races (7).
Helle Frederiksen was a well known swimmer and from the age of 12 to 18 she was a member of the National Danish Swimming Squad. She had won several Danish championships when in 1999 she decided to retire from elite sports. Having worked as an spinning trainer for five years, however, she missed her former life as an elite sportswoman and in 2004 she took part in, and won, a women's triathlon (Piger med Power) in Odense, and in 2005 at the Danish Championships she placed second in the Sprint and third in the Olympic Distance. In 2006, the intensive training period on the Gold Coast in Australia was worth the effort, and Frederiksen won the Danish Championships (Olympic Distance). For 4 consecutive years, from 2006 to 2009, she was the Danish Triathlon Champion. In 2010, however, due to a flat tyre, she could not finish the National Championships in Nykøbing Falster.
In 2010, Frederiksen had to put up with misfortune. Since her bicycle crash in Madrid she suffered from a hip and back injury and later on a discus prolaps dating back to 2007 started to cause pains again. On the other hand, Helle Frederiksen was awarded an Olympic Scholarship for Athletes London 2012.
Frederiksen's Danish club is TRI4ELITE.
University and Profession
At Syddansk Universitet Frederiksen did a Bachelor in sports (Idræt og Sundhed, 2005) and after having moved to Farum she did a Master in Physical Education and Nutrition (Cand. Scient. i Human Ernæring, 2008) at the University of Copenhagen. Apart from being a professional triathlete, Helle Frederiksen works as a personal coach to swimmers, runners and cyclists, and provides lectures and nutritional advice.
Helle Frederiksen and the Welsh triathlete Ben Powell, former member of the Swansea High Performance Squad and son of the former Welsh Ironman record holder Martin Powell, are a couple. Ben Powell works at the triathlon high performance centre Club LaSanta in Lanzarote where Helle Frederiksen spends her training period.
In the five years from 2006 to 2010, Helle Frederiksen took part in 36 ITU competitions and achieved 18 top ten positions, among which 10 medals. The following list is based upon the official ITU rankings and the Athlete's Profile Page. Unless indicated otherwise the following events are triathlons (Olympic Distance) and belong to the Elite category.
|2006-07-15||Premium European Cup||Holten||10|
|2006-09-10||BG World Cup||Hamburg||57|
|2006-09-17||Premium European Cup||Kedzierzyn Kozle||DNF|
|2007-05-06||BG World Cup||Lisbon||DNF|
|2007-05-20||Premium European Cup||Sanremo||8|
|2007-07-07||Premium European Cup||Holten||12|
|2007-07-22||BG World Cup||Kitzbühel||38|
|2007-08-11||BG World Cup||Tiszaújváros||31|
|2007-09-01||BG World Championships||Hamburg||52|
|2007-09-09||Premium European Cup||Kedzierzyn Kozle||13|
|2008-07-13||BG World Cup||Tiszaújváros||5|
|2008-07-27||Premium European Cup||Poznan||1|
|2008-08-10||European Cup||Carlsbad (Karlovy Vary)||1|
|2009-05-02||Dextro Energy World Championship Series||Tongyeong||21|
|2009-06-14||European and American Cup · Ibero-American Championships||Ferrol||1|
|2009-07-12||Dextro Energy World Championship Series||Kitzbühel||DNF|
|2009-08-15||Dextro Energy World Championship Series||London||DNF|
|2009-09-26||European Cup||Mar Menor||1|
|2009-10-25||Premium European Cup||Alanya||2|
|2009-11-21||Premium European Cup||Eilat||2|
|2010-05-08||Dextro Energy World Championship Series||Seoul||17|
|2010-06-05||Dextro Energy World Championship Series||Madrid||DNF|
|2010-08-14||Dextro Energy World Championship Series||Kitzbuhel||DNF|
|2010-09-08||Dextro Energy World Championship Series||Budapest||DNF|
BG = the sponsor British Gas · DNS = did not start · DNF = did not finish
- See http://www.triathlon.org/files/events/rankings/rankings-ETU-ranking-women.pdf?ts=1251907594. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
- Cf. http://11217a7616c7fb5bf450bdd36420f1564e66752a.web14.temporaryurl.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=84&lang=da. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
- See http://www.hellefrederiksen.com/index.php/da/profil.html. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
- On her blog Helle Frederiksen mentions her boyfriend Ben but does not give his surname. Cf. http://hellefrederiksen.blogspot.com. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
- See http://archive.triathlon.org/zpg/zresults-ath-dtl.php?id=NDc4MA==. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
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